The Stepmother by Claire Seeber

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Title: The Stepmother

Author: Claire Seeber

Release Date: July 15th 2016

Pages: 346

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery

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Rating: four-stars

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The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don’t believe your eyes …
Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.

No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work.

And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.

But Jeanie has a past. A terrible secret she thought she’d buried a long time ago. And now, it’s coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage.

Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all.

After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending … doesn’t it?

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Jeanie’s life hasn’t been easy-after a failed relationship and scandal due to her work, she deserves happiness and when she marries handsome and wealthy Matthew, it seems that her dream has come true. Jeanie has a son and Matthew has twins, it sure isn’t easy to blend the families together, especially when your husband’s children aren’t very impressed with a stepmother in their home. At first everything seems to go well, but then strange things start to happen that make Jeanie doubt her sanity. Jeanie and Matthew both haven’t been entirely honest with each other, which makes the situation even more tense. Is Jeanie really losing her mind or is someone really after her? Secrets never stay buried, what really happened in the past of Jeanie’s and Matthew’s lives?

It was a magnificent story, it kept me guessing throughout the book, I had so many theories and ideas who did what or what might have happened. I liked how the secrets were slowly revealed and how all the characters were entwined. Although there were a few moments that could have been explained more, it was a really good and gripping story.

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